Thursday, September 8, 2016

How Secrets Die

GIVEAWAY

PERRY, MARTA
HOW SECRETS DIE

As Laurel Ridge embraces a stranger hungry for answers, a sinister truth is awakened.

A hard-hitting reporter, Kate Beaumont unearths the deepest lies and brings harsh truths to light, but the story that lures her to the gentle town of Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, is closer to her heart than anyone knows. The details of her half brother's sudden death have never made sense. She owes him justice, yet the one man who can help her is the stubborn sheriff she can't stand.

Protecting his town is Mac Whiting's top priority. Everything else, including pacifying a beautiful crusader on a mission best left resting in peace, is secondary. But as Kate's search embeds her in his world and attracts a skilled criminal, she needs Mac's protection. Drawn together by deadly secrets, they must find a way to trust each other before a killer silences them both.


My Review:

I could not put this book down! I was rabidly compulsive about reading to the end! And then I was frustrated when it was all over. LOL There's no pleasing a reader sometimes. How Secrets Die is the third and final book in the Laurel Ridge series and that fact right there makes me sad. :-( Luckily I'm still basking in the afterglow of a tale well told. And no worries if you haven't read the other two books, each works very well as a standalone. Mind you, I found it so much fun to be back visiting familiar characters in Laurel Ridge so that was an added bonus.

The romance is sensational. Tension explodes from the first time Mac and Kate meet -- and oh what a memorable scene that is! They are at odds with each other, often working at cross purposes as they strive to solve a mystery for different personal reasons. Mac is infuriated by Kate's stubborn determination. Kate is affronted by Mac's take-charge attitude. Their wary truce isn't always peaceful but the dynamics between these two is so much fun to read. And stew over.

Perry knows how to draw out a suspenseful plot. I thrilled every time I picked up on something I thought was significant and then writhed with anxious anticipation to see if I was right. A thrilling read from beginning to end.

Please note: How Secrets Die is not categorized as Christian Fiction (it's published for the general market by HQN) but it is a clean read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  How Secrets Die please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 11 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Kav,
    I love a mystery that keeps me on my toes. When you said, "Tension explodes", that did for me. Now, I can't wait to read this book.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This one will do that, Janet. Good luck.

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  2. Sounds like an on the edge of your seat kind of book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  3. I love her books. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I am always looking for new authors to read. This one sounds like the kind I enjoy
    jwsley(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Marta Perry knows how to keep you anticipating what will happen next! I love her books!! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot[brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Her stories are wonderful, aren't they? Good luck, Donna.

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  6. Sounds great. TY for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I like it when authors write for both the Christian and general markets since I read books in both areas. Thanks for making me aware of this author and series and for offering this giveaway.
    volunteerval(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Valerie. I don't read many books from the general market but I sometime follow a beloved inspirational author to the general market. Marta Perry is one of the few I read both of. Good luck.

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  8. Sounds like a good one. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome. Good luck, Melanie.

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  9. I love, love, love Marta Perry's books and I would love to add this one to my bookcase. Thanks Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. She sure knows how to spin a suspense. Good luck, Diane.

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  10. I'm glad that it's a clean read! I love a good story, and romance is great -- but it's better when some things are left to the imagination.
    Dianna

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    1. Exactly -- and clean reads aren't easy to find in the general market. Good luck, Dianna.

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  11. I always enjoy Marta Perry's books and look forward to this one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  12. I love Marta Perry's Amish fiction books, but I haven't tried one of her mysteries. I'd like to give it a try.
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. The other books in this series had more of an Amish element to them. This one is still set in the Amish/Englisch town but the Amish are in the background. Still really good though. Good luck, Susan.

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